Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Hop (Love fish tutorial)

 Hello all my blog friends!
 The Inspiration Crew is hopping along to inspire all you DIY crafters to get into the Valentine's Day mood.
I'm sharing a different way to share your love with others.
 Cards are always popular on Valentine's Day but I wanted to switch it up a bit for my kids this year.
Just for them I made little paper fishes on a poll.  
Inside of each fish holds a special love note for each of them.

Here's a quick little tutorial so you can make your own little love fishes.

Gather up your supplies.
 You will need two circles, three hearts, a piece of string and a lollipop stick.

Wrap and tie one end of the sting to the end of the lollipop stick.

Adhere the hearts and circles.
First use double stick tape on one of the circles  to adhere the string.  Then add two of the hearts to the circle as shown with glue.  Note that the fish's mouth (where the string is) will be adhere so that the top of the hearts are just sticking out a bit.  This will be in opposite of the tail end where you adhere just at the tip of the heart.

 Next add your little love note then top with the other circle.  To adhere the two circles together I stitched around the edge but you could also use glue if you wish.  To finish use the last heart and adhere the tip of the heart to the circle making a fin.
 Product used: Pattern Paper from Authentique "Smitten" collection, Fibers from May Arts Ribbon "Burlap String"

 I think my kids will really enjoy getting their love note in these cute fishes.
Now for more inspiration from my awesome crafting friends.

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Lynnda said...

How cool is this!... Awesome... hugs...x

Virginia L. said...

Super cute project!! I love it, Lalo!

joy said...

Your kids will definitely LOVE their sweet little fish! Thank you for the step by step tutorial!

cm said...

Wonderful to see the inspiration team gathered together to delight and dazzle us withe new creations. Your love-notes fishing project is absolutely charming! What a fabulous way to bring smiles to kids' faces (and to the faces of those who love them!). Awesome! I also just read your previous post, and wow, you are such an inspiration! May the tides flow in only positive directions for you - and bring with them joy, security, and above all, love!!

Rachel W K said...

such a cute idea! i love how they look all together. your kids will love it :)
-Rachel w k

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

How fun is this! I love the way you've used various dp hearts to make these sweet fish!

Karenladd said...

What a cute idea to switch it up for Valentine's day. I need to make one of these for my 3 year old grand-daughter..she would love it!

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute fish and an awesome idea!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Adorable idea!! Very cute and cool!


Janis said...

When life brings rain, go fishing. :) Your little Love Fishes are so adorable. What a fun and economical way to bring joy into your home. May the Lord be with your family during the challenges you are facing.
Hugs to you.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

PS....Thanks for the heads-up on this super-fun Valentine Hop!!!

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute..

Denise Bryant said...

Darling project! Love the little heart fin!

Deborah said...

Very cute and what a fun project for the kids have a great day!

Geri said...

Your creativity rocks...and so does the stitching! Your kids must think you are THE coolest mom around!

Totally loving how beautifully you stage your projects for the photos!

Sheila H said...

Cute project!

Angi Barrs said...

This is such a fun idea!